JNFuture North/Central NJ Young Professionals group held its Shabbat kickoff dinner on November 17. More than 30 young Jewish professionals gathered in Fanwood for kabbalat Shabbat, dinner, and conversation at the Chananie’s apartment.

The group will meet again for “Light Up the Night Chanukah,” a party for JNFuture Young Professionals, on Saturday, December 9, from 8 to 11 p.m. The party will feature a DJ, open bar, and refreshments; it’s at Birch Bar, 93 River St., in Hoboken. The party is open to young professionals in their 20s and 30s who share a commitment and passion for Israel. For information, call Anna Richlin at (973) 593-0095, ext. 826, or email her at arichlin@jnf.org.